Center for Faith Studies presents Author & Environmentalist, Bill McKibben.
Thursday, May 1st
6:00 p.m. CDT
Countryside Community Church
8787 Pacific St.
Lecture via Skype
Tickets currently available in the church office as well as at the door on the night of the event.
Suggested donation $10.00
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”
A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.
Bill’s talk will describe the current state of global warming through an explanation of the basic math and science of climate change. He will give updates on the movement working to end our reliance on fossil fuel energy and create a world powered by renewable sources.
Bill will join us via Skype in an effort to practice what he preaches, leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Eric Elnes, Ph. D. will give a brief introduction and facilitate the discussion.